The following applet allows you to build and maintain a dossier on each person whose details you have previously recorded using the name & address applet.
A dossier is essentially a free-form text file. However, it can contain references to images and links to other local documents. A dossier file, although it appears to be a text file, is encrypted. This ensures that it is accessible only to its intended user.
To enter information into a person's dossier file, first click the Edit button. The source text is displayed. If all you want is text then text is all you enter. However, you may if you wish enter HTML reference tags to image files. These allow you to include photographs, diagrams, forms, graphs etc. in your dossiers. You create these images using appropriate external applications and then simply insert references to them.
When you have finished creating or amending a dossier, click the Save button. The presentation version of the dossier then re-appears. If you don't press the Save button, any changes are ignored. The Next and Prev buttons retrieve the dossiers for the next and previous addressees in the current search index. This is the index corresponding to the field with the bulleted circle in the name & address box.
The above box is simply an image. When implemented as an applet, the operation of each button is displayed on the browser's status bar when the mouse pointer is over the button concerned.
© July 1998 Robert John Morton